With sometimes a bit little bit of money, and some time and elbow grease you can restore a bike which was destined for the unload into some thing that is rapid and fun to experience around. But if you want to back to its original factory condition then it can be both rewarding and very frustrating.
An excellent starting point when considering buying an old bike is to go online and read up about the model and year of the bike. So if you can find old motorcycle magazine from that days when the motorbike was released. Look up forums and bike clubs online and post a few questions about the bike you are looking for. In this case we use Suzuki Boulevard M109R. We just Google it and check if we can still buy any genuine suzuki parts for that model bike. Ring up motorcycle wreckers and see how available suzuki aftermarket parts are.
First of all, any free bike is a good bike, even if you just use it for parts. When it comes to actually buying a fixer-upper, you need to check a few things before you lay your money down. The three things (put simply) that a bike needs to run are fuel, fire and compression. These suggestions are for when you purchase a non-running machine.
Restoring a classic motorcycle though is more than just a case of a quick spray job and some new tyres.
You’ll probably have to take that machine to bits to check the suzuki aftermarket parts and clean them.
You might have to source new and often genuine suzuki parts to replace damaged or rusted ones.
You have to put in a lot of time, love and attention into your motorcycle restoration.
You may need to take it to a restoration specialist for those big jobs you can’t handle or even you can buy motorcycle parts online.
There’s no doubt that restoring a Suzuki Boulevard M109R can be a major project that brings with it a great deal of satisfaction particularly when you finally take that baby out onto the road again. And that’s something to be proud of.